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Playing Russian, of course, means doing everything in the dead of winter, where nothing green lives and only those who withstand the cold will be able to procreate a new generation of cold-immune Russian warriors.
This week’s theme: What’s the big deal? (Please read that in Jerry Seinfeld’s voice.) The three big stories this week were Johnny Manziel’s Johnny Hancock, Clint Dempsey transferring to the MLS, and soon-to-be Olympic host Russia arresting gay people.
Please, Tell Us These Russian Teens Didn’t Really Decapitate A Homeless Man And Play Soccer With His Head?
On Thursday night following a ballet performance at the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a certainly-not-scripted statement to a television station announcing that his 30-year marriage with wife Lyudmila was over. There are rumors that this actually happened as far back as 2008, and that Putin since has been secretly dating former Olympic gymnast Alina Kabayeva. Let’s take a look at who she is, exactly.
A key component to skiing and snowboarding is snow. You probably knew this. Russia knows this, and that’s why they’re a bit worried right now. In anticipation of next year’s Winter Olympics games in Sochi, the Russians are afraid that there might not be enough snow.
You’ve probably heard about this giant meteorite that crashed in Russia and injured over 1,000 people. The Washington Post has compiled a handful of amateur videos, and they’re frightening and spectacular. But our interest is in the KHL and in particularly Traktor Sport Palace, the home arena of Traktor Chelyabinsk.
Russian Wrestling Coach: The Gays Dropped Wrestling From The Olympics. They Will Soon Rule The World!
Lots of people were outraged when wrestling was dropped from the Olympics. A Russian wrestling coach understandably was, too. He had an interesting reason for it, though. Apparently, it was all the fault of those gays who will soon take over the world.
Oh, so you thought as time passed, progress was achieved? Well, everything is backwards in Russia, friend! Russia is in the midst of passing an anti-gay bill, which basically criminalizes any public display of gay rights. And since the 2014 Winter Olympics are being held in Sochi, Russia, this will affect people outside of the country, too. Details, after the jump.